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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 37 (Published on: 14/09/2012)

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Notification A12/1283/12 from week 34 of 2012 has been removed from the RAPEX website because the measures were already notified (A12/1279/12- Week 34 of 2012)

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Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
A12/1357/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Coral

Type/number of model: Article ST1132MDC

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS74, BATCH: W63RD32Y59041IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing coral-coloured pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 62 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

2
A12/1358/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Dijon

Type/number of model: Article ST1145MDDIJ

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 536 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

3
A12/1359/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Dragon Yellow

Type/number of model: Item No.: ST1064DRAGY

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS76, BATCH: W64Y60IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 270 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

4
A12/1360/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Egg Shell

Type/number of model: Item No.: ST1149 BORES

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS77, BATCH: W65Y61B56GL

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 167 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

5
A12/1361/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Lemon Yellow

Type/number of model: Item No.: ST 1003LY

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 96 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

6
A12/1362/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Maroon

Type/number of model: Article ST 1152BORMAR

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS77, BATCH: Y57O40RD31B49GL

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing dark red pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 149 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

7
A12/1363/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Maroon Honey

Type/number of model: Art. ST 1150BORMH, Boris Collection

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS72, BATCH: Y58W61O38B49GL

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 304 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

8
A12/1364/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Mustard

Type/number of model: ART ST 1053MUS

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS76, BATCH: Y 60W64O44G54RD32

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 430 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

9
A12/1365/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Persian Red

Type/number of model: Article ST1154BORPR

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS77, BATCH: W61RD29Y58O38B49IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 137 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

10
A12/1366/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Rubber Doll

Type/number of model: Item No. ST 1151BORRD, Boris Collection

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS72, BATCH: W57Y55O35RD28B45GL

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing orange pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 39 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

11
A12/1367/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Salmon

Type/number of model: Article ST1131MDS

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS70, BATCH: W57O35RD28Y53M32IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 33 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

12
A12/1368/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Sangria

Type/number of model: Article ST1153BORSAN BORIS COLLECTION

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS72, BATCH: RD31Y57O40W62B49GL

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 86 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

13
A12/1369/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Sunburn

Type/number of model: Article ST1035SB

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS78, BATCH: W66Y61O41IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing orange pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 26 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

14
A12/1370/12

Italy

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Yellow Orchid

Type/number of model: Article ST1141MDYOR

Batch number/Barcode: Lot SS72, BATCH: Y59W62O40RD31G45IMX40

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 333 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

15
A12/1371/12

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Colouring pencils

Brand: Best Choice

Name: Regenbogen Buntstifte ( Rainbow colouring pencils)

Type/number of model: Item No 43292

Batch number/Barcode: 4326470432926

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Thick colouring pencils; brightly coloured exterior (red/yellow/green marbling) and brightly coloured leads (red, yellow, blue, white) . Odour: normal, unremarkable

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The pencils pose a chemical risk because they are coated in a plastic film made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. This plastic contains 3.7% by weight of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Austria  

16
A12/1372/12

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Fan heater

Brand: Evatronic

Name: Chauffage Soufflant Iris

Type/number of model:

FH802 , Ref. 26574 (white), 26856 (light green), 26849 (turquoise) and 26889 (combination of 3 colours)

Batch number/Barcode: White: 3760170565742 , Light green: 3760170268569 , Turquoise: 3760170268491

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Blue, green or white fan heater. Packaged in a cardboard box which is mainly white.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product can catch fire during use.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

17
A12/1373/12

Germany

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Via ferrata set

Brand: EDELRID

Name: Klettersteigset

Type/number of model: Art.Nr.: 71694, 71673, 71680, 71674, 71682, 71676, 71693

Batch number/Barcode: No information

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Via ferrata climbing gear sets. The following models manufactured between 2010 and 2012 are affected:

Cable Lite, Art. No: 71694 (black)

Cable Lite 2.0, Art. No: 71673 (black-green)

Cable Comfort, Art. No: 71680 (black)

Cable Comfort 2.0, Art. No: 71674 (black-green)

Cable Kit 4.0, Art. No: 71682 (black and green)

Brenta Comfort, Art. No: 71676 (black)

Cable Kit Xtra-Light Schuster, Art. No: 71693 (black)

Country of origin: Germany


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Injuries

The polyamide webbing of the elasticated webbing branches could be partially destroyed by the mechanical action of deposited dirt particles and be weakened as a result. Under normal conditions of use (without falling), the webbing stretches, then retracts back to shape. It is thought that this could provoke the above-mentioned mechanical action, which is not immediately obvious to the user. In the event of a fall, this could lead to serious injury or death.

One fatal accident reported.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

France,
Belgium  

18
A12/1374/12

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel plug adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name: Universal Plug Adaptor

Type/number of model: No. 931L, Product Reference CF04, item number: 096610-76.

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 56966105

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White universal travel plug adaptor featuring interchangeable international adaptors to enable mains operated electrical appliances to be used in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Live parts are accessible through the pin apertures.

·         The shutters can be operated by a single pin plug.

·         There are no interlocks between the 3 types of plug pins and it is possible to have them all exposed at the same time.

·         The adaptor has no provision for earthing.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

19
A12/1375/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls’ bikini

Brand: Lollipop

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ bikini. The top is designed and produced with cords that are intended to be tied at the back and are not secured against unravelling. On both parts there is a decoration in the form of a butterfly made of small rhinestones and also printed patterns of hearts in different sizes.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

20
A12/1376/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sandals

Brand: Xin Min

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sandals with a decoration of a bunny, with two straps over the toes on which there are 3 rhinestones, with a self-adhesive strap in the ankle area and a heart attached to it in pink, white and black colours, with a sole that has printed patterns of flowers, size up to No. 24.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because some decorative elements can easily be detached, put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

21
A12/1377/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Brand: 1. Magic Land,
2. Avatto

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1. Magic Land:11335,
1. Magic Land:11385,
1. Magic Land:16021,
2. Avatto:11391

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sweatshirt with a hood intended for older children and adolescents from 7 to 14 years of age, supplied with cords that have free ends in the hood.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords that have free ends in the hood area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

22
A12/1378/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: Ni-Ni 05

Name: Street Girl's fashion

Type/number of model: LU - 521 and LU – 522

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s long trousers for older children and adolescents from 7 to 14 years of age, with functional cords that are not secured against unravelling in the waist area and are not fixed in at least one point.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area and is not fixed in at least one point.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

United Kingdom  

23
A12/1379/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s sports set

Brand: S & L

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item H-134

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s sports set consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers, intended for children up to 14 years of age, with cords in the hood that have free ends and functional cords in the waist area of the trousers that are not fixed in at least one point equidistant from the point of tying.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the sports set consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers has been supplied with cords in the hood that have free ends and functional cords in the waist area of the trousers that are not fixed in at least one point.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

24
A12/1380/12

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Tattoo ink

Brand: Intenze

Name: Light Brown

Type/number of model: Article # ST1018LB, Batch # YO19RX25W70, Y61IMX40, Ref # 101811H25001 Exp: 08/31/16

Batch number/Barcode: Lot: SS82

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Light brown, opaque liquid – opened bottle Consistency: opaque liquid. Odour: chemical. Packaging: plastic bottle with measuring cap

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.2 mg/kg of nickel.

The product does not comply with the relevant National Standard.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

25
A12/1381/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: S & L

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item YJ 9224, Item. YJ 9225, Item YJ 9226, Item YJ 9228

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s shorts intended for children up to 14 years of age, with functional cords in the waist area about 250-350 mm long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

26
A12/1382/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: S & L

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item 006, item 007 and item 008

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Shorts intended for children up to 14 years of age, with fixed functional cords in the waist area that are equidistant from the point of tying and are about 400 mm long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

27
A12/1383/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Mali Zmaj

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item FM 885

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress with a handbag made of the same fabric intended for children from 12 to 36 months of age, with a ribbon on the front and fixed cords in the waist area that are tied at the back and are about 400 mm long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

28
A12/1384/12

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' clothing

Brand: Cubus

Name: Mambo

Type/number of model: 7118359

Batch number/Barcode: 7050212813519,
7050212813540,
7050212813571,
7050212813601,
7050212813632,
7050212813663,
7050212813694,
7050212813502,
7050212813533,
7050212813564,
7050212813595,
7050212813625,
7050212813656,
7050212813687,
7050212813496,
7050212813526,
7050212813557,
7050212813588,
7050212813618,
7050212813649,
7050212813670

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Babies' overall in sizes 50-86 cm. Comes in grey with a monkey, blue-grey striped with a robot, and pink with dots and a print of Flip Flops.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because the snap fastener may come loose and small children can pick up the pieces with sharp edges and swallow them.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Norway  

29
A12/1385/12

Sweden

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies’ body garment

Brand: Cubus

Name: Magic Body

Type/number of model: 7118327

Batch number/Barcode: 7050212807785,
7050212807846,
7050212807907,
7050212807969,
7050212808027,
7050212808089,
7050212808140,
7050212807815,
7050212807877,
7050212807938,
7050212807990,
7050212808058,
7050212808119,
7050212808171,
7050212807792,
7050212807853,
7050212807914,
7050212807976,
7050212808034,
7050212808096,
7050212808157

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Babies' body garment in sizes 50-86 cm. Comes in grey with a dog, blue-grey striped, blue with a monkey and turquoise with berries.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because the snap fastener may come loose and small children can pick up the pieces with sharp edges and swallow them.

One incident reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

Norway  

30
A12/1386/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Sweet Girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GS 1201

Batch number/Barcode: 2200000079633

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's clothing set in grey colour, consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood which has a cord. The trousers have drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is more than 14 cm.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

31
A12/1387/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: OPEL

Name: Antara

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The recall concerns 2007 to 2010 model year vehicles, with VINs from 7 0 005553 to 8 0 266540 and from 9 B 261462 to A B 012397

Passenger car

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

Incorrect brake fluid might cause corrosion in the hydraulic ABS unit leading to a sticking valve and resulting in a longer brake pedal travel and a longer stopping distance, which may cause an accident, resulting in injuries to the passengers.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
The Netherlands,
Malta,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Hungary,
Portugal,
Iceland  

32
A12/1388/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Sunny kids

Name: Children's Set Larisa

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Code: 22369000

OECD Portal Category:

Description: A baby’s set consisting of three parts – a blouse, a pair of trousers and a bolero "Larisa", intended for children up to 18 months of age. The bolero has been supplied with functional cords; No packaging.

Country of origin: Bulgaria


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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The products do not comply with the relevant standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

33
A12/1389/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl's bikini

Brand: Zekii

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 23111-44

SHAPE ZTR: 5015

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girl's bikini with cords that have free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back.

No packaging.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a cord in the neck area and cords that are to be tied at the back of the garment.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

34
A12/1390/12

Italy

Category: Toys

Product: Soap bubbles

Brand: Castelvedere

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Article 06/12

Lot 06/12;

Batch number/Barcode: 8 002 502040029

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Sword containing liquid for making soap bubbles, available in various colours: red, green or blue. The article bears a label with the following text: 'toy unsuitable for children under the age of 36 due to the presence of small parts that could be inhaled or swallowed. Read and retain. Warnings: 'Do not swallow the liquid. Toy to be used under the supervision of an adult'. The label also bears the logo indicating 'unsuitable for children under the age of three years', the CE marking and the lot and article number.

Country of origin: China


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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (up to 2.1 x 100, 000) cfu/ml) while the threshold value is 1, 000. The soapy water contains also a very high quantity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

(710, 000 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

35
A12/1394/12

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' T-Shirt

Brand: BORDO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No A-1008

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ T-Shirt in grey and purple colour with printed decoration, for children up to 14 years of age. On the lower sides of the T-Shirt are cords which are about 32 cm long.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product.  

 

36
A12/1395/12

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Gas detector / alarm

Brand: MENTAVILL

Name: Natural Gas Alarm

Type/number of model:

SG-2008V

SG-2008EX

Batch number/Barcode:

5 998282 131893

5 998282 131251

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Propane-butane, methane or natural gas detector / alarm. Green, red and yellow LEDs indicate the operating modes: power, alarm, fault. Packaging: cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with the sharp edges of metal the parts. In case of damage to the insulation, live metal parts can become accessible.

·         The supply cable of the product is not equipped with a cord anchorage and therefore it is not protected against pulling and twisting which could result in the live cable end becoming accessible.

·         The insulation resistance between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

37
A12/1396/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' leisure trousers

Brand: TINGBA

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: TRK 88671 NA

Batch number/Barcode: 6938073851332

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls’ leisure trousers. The left leg of the trousers is decorated with an inscription: „ I Love Seagull”, flowers and a head of a horse. The waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-152

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with toggles on the ends in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

38
A12/1397/12

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: CHEVROLET

Name: Aveo /Kalos, Captiva, Epica/Tosca, Lacetti/Nubira/Optra, Matiz/Spark

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

The recall concerns the following models:

MY2009 ~ 2011 Chevrolet Aveo /Kalos

MY2007 ~ 2010 Chevrolet Captiva

MY2008 ~ 2010 Chevrolet Epica/Tosca

MY2007 ~ 2008 Chevrolet Lacetti/Nubira/Optra

MY2007 ~ 2009 Chevrolet Matiz/Spark

The VIN ranges of affected vehicles are as follows:

• KL1SF48DJ8BS09481~ KL1SF69WJAB134357(Aveo/Kalos)

• KL3CD26RJ7B000248 ~ KL1CG26FJAB012371 (Captiva)

• KL1LF69RJ8B090447 ~ KL1LA69KJAB012342 (Epica/Tosca)

• KL5JD56Z47K999027~ KL1NF356J8K315878(Lacetti/Nubira /Optra)

• KL1KF480J7C199689 ~ KL1KF484J9C645714 (Matiz/Spark)

Country of origin: Republic of Korea

No pictures are available

Injuries

The affected vehicles may in some instances experience spongy brakes, increased brake pedal travel and in some cases reduced brake performance, caused by a valve sticking within the ABS module.

These conditions may cause an accident, resulting in injuries to the passengers.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Finland,
Bulgaria,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Ireland,
United Kingdom,
Norway,
Portugal  

39
A12/1398/12

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Trike motorcycle

Brand: Rewaco

Name: RF1

Type/number of model: RF1 GT, RF1 LT, RF1 ST EC; type approval: e1*2002/24*0241*00-*08

The vehicles affected were manufactured between February 2005 and July 2012.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Trike motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

A weld joint can break leading to loss of steering.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Sweden,
Ireland,
Denmark  

40
A12/1399/12

United Kingdom

Category: Toys

Product: Radio controlled helicopter

Brand: Double Horse

Name: Volitation High Speed

Type/number of model: 9053

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Radio-controlled helicopter with charger and control unit. Packaging: polystyrene inner with card outer featuring two clear windows showing product. The model number of the charger is HJ-EI-041.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The power supply unit poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

·         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.

·         It is not designed or manufactured to withstand foreseeable overloads.

·         It has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket resulting in overheating or arcing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS 1361.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

41
A12/1400/12

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: ZhiShun

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: ZS5107

Batch number/Barcode: 2200000064059

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children's clothing set in grey and white colours, consisting of 3 pieces - a pair of trousers, a sweatshirt and a T-Shirt, intended for children up to 4 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with a cord.

Country of origin: China


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the sweatshirt.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market.  

 

42
A12/1401/12

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sweatshirt

Brand: H&S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: R-5798C

Batch number/Barcode: 558258168

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Girls' sweatshirt with a hood, a kangaroo pocket and a zip-fastener, available in dark purple colour. The product is decorated with rhinestones and the inscription: "The Love". The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.  

 

43
A12/1402/12

Malta

Category: Other

Product: Step Ladder

Brand: Dogrular

Name: GI 200

Type/number of model: Type 3109

Batch number/Barcode:

Barcode: 8 691913 101094

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Stepladder with platform marked GI200.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Injuries

The thickness of the load bearing parts is not sufficient. As a result the stepladder can fail structurally causing the user to fall from a height.

One accident reported

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users.  

 

44
A12/1424/12

United Kingdom

Category: Communication and media equipment

Product: Sound system

Brand: Bose

Name: Bose Cinemate GS Series IIBose Cinemate Series II systems

Type/number of model: Acoustimass module

Batch number/Barcode: 051361,
051363,
051364,
051365,
051466,
051468,
051469,
051470,
052751,
052752,
052753,
052921,
055303,
055371,
055481,
056671,
056673,
057971

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black 5 piece sound system.

Country of origin: Ireland


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire due to a component in the product, a metal oxide varistor (MOV), which is commonly used to protect electrical devices against high voltage surges on AC power circuits. If the Acoustimass module is subjected to repetitive high voltage surges, the MOV may become damaged over time and may overheat beyond its

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Iceland,
France,
Spain,
Malta,
Italy,
Portugal,
Greece  

45
A12/1438/12

United Kingdom

Category: Chemical products

Product: Oven cleaner and BBQ Grill cleaner

Brand: Mc Pride

Name: 1. Oven Pride- Complete oven Cleaner2. BBQ Pride- BBQ Grill Cleaner

Type/number of model: All products manufactured before 10/09/12.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Oven Pride Bag made of plastic, containing a sealing grip bar. Oven pride Liquid containing approximately 10% caustic soda and mixture of 3 surfactants and disposable nitrile gloves.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to problems with the child proof cap. Children could open the bottle and drink the chemical content, causing burns to mouth and internal organs.

On incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Regulation No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland  

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Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

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Disclaimer - DE

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